Our host of the villa we were staying at suggested this restaurant as it had the most interesting interior of a cave-like ambience with great food. Although we peeked inside and concurred, the day was much too splendid for inside seating, so for our warm afternoon in June, we decided to relax and eat on the patio.
Typical Tuscan food was served - Appetizers of sliced prosciutto salami and Parma ham leading to a serving of crostini with three different toppings of liver, tomato and/or mushroom. 'First Course' of pici (pronounced 'peachy') pasta in a meat sauce followed, then the 'Second Course' of meats, most interestingly, rabbit.
We were introduced to a great white wine (Vernaccia di San Gimignano) for the first time, which we sought out the remainder of the holiday. While we dined, a local musician happened to stroll up the street, playing his accordion for tips, giving the place a real atmosphere of 'Italy' from the 1930 movies!
We finished with biscotti in liqueur, a delightfully sinful panna cotta with caramel sauce (if you go, you simply MUST have that, even if you share with many spoons for a taste!). Cappuccino with, if you can believe it, barely enough room to finish an interesting sponge cake containing coconut!
A fantastic meal with attentive service from, admittedly, a very attractive hostess/waitress. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Make the stroll...it's worth the slight walk.
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